In the grand scheme
of life, do we know
what these bodies
really are? Perhaps
our greatest potential
is to experience them
with embodied
awareness, presence,
meaning, and fluid
Discover the foundation of
working experientially with the
body, movement, and consciousness
Continuum and Experiential Anatomy
Courses Integrating
Our program maintains
the high standards as an
Approved Training
Program of the
International Somatic
Movement Education and
Therapy Association
(ISMETA). Our graduates
meet all requirements to
become Registered
Somatic Movement
Educators (RSME) and
Therapist (RSMT).

go to
Become a professional in the Field of Somatics,
or take individual courses to focus on your
personal development and to integrate the
material into your current work.
Each course applies this language to Experiential Anatomy practices,
revealing the embodiment and application of anatomical, physiological,
psychophysical and developmental principles.  The specificity with which
each of the body systems can be personally explored, embodied and
integrated is a creative process in the context of self-discovery and
openness. Each person is both the student and the subject matter and the
underlying goal is to discover the ease that underlies transformation.
The SMA training has both residential and virtual study components ~ Live
seminars in Los Angeles and virtual/teleconference sessions.  Courses can also
be taken individually.  And, students completing the 500 hour certification
program can receive the credentials of Registered Somatic Movement Educator
or Therapist through ISMETA (International Somatic Movement Education and
Therapy Association).
SMA is a revolutionary self-care
approach that allows for thought
patterns, the nervous system and
all of the body systems to creatively
return to a natural state of calm and
SMA supports people
in cultivating a dynamic and
responsive connection to their
body's intelligence – our bodies
have the innate capacity to
transform, heal and flourish even
in a changing world.
Students of the SMA Program experience and learn somatic processes that
help prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active
living.  Simple and powerful ways to access the infinite wisdom within are shared
to modulate physical, emotional and mental health. Students learn how patterns
of stress and trauma are expressed through the body, effecting the way we
experience every aspect of our lives
, and to share that experiential information with
The curriculum is based on the knowledge that we are
primarily fluid beings, 70-80% water, and the fluid within
our bodies is the primary agent of change.  Our body's
structure of connective tissue is form that is 'negotiable'
on physical and energetic levels, able to transform, heal
and innovate by engaging in experiential somatic
processes of movement, touch, sounding/voice and
mind.  A body-based language to describe fluid
movement and body-mind relationships is utilized.
Somatic Movement Arts (SMA) Offers revolutionary courses in
Movement Education, Therapy and PsychoPysical Integration
SMA was developed by Teri Carter as an experiential study that recognizes
when the body and mind work together in harmony as a fluid system, individuals
can effortlessly connect with their 'innovative-self' and the world around them.  
SMA integrates practices of Embodied Anatomy, Continuum Movement®, somatic
principles of Chi Gung, Authentic Movement, nature retreats, and a
component to make this approach unique.  
Somatic Movement Arts is for you if you . . .
  • have an interest in exploring the body-mind connection
  • work in the fields of somatics, fitness, movement, dance, yoga, child development,
    education,  performance, psychotherapy, massage or health care you are looking
    for a concentrated approach to working with others using the body, mind,
    movement, sound and touch in a dynamic and profound way.
  • desire to become a professional in the field of Somatic Movement Education
The purpose of learning anatomy is not to objectify or demystify the body, but to
embody the mystery